270 pages, 7 x 10, 350 images
Plants That We Eat is a handy, easy-to-use guide to the
abundant edible plant life of northwestern Alaska. Drawing
on centuries of knowledge that have kept the Iñupiat people
healthy, the book uses photographs and descriptions to teach
newcomers to the north how to recognize which plants are
safe to eat.
As the only published guide to traditional plants used for
subsistence by the Iñupiat, every aspect of plant identification,
collection, storage, and preparation is covered and thoroughly
illustrated. The plants are presented with drawings and
photographs. The Iñupiaq plant name is provided along with
the English name and its Latin species name, making this
volume an essential contribution to northern ethnobotony.
Anore Jones first came to Alaska in 1957 and made her home and raised her family in the remote Kobuk Valley. She grew to love the seasons, the Inupiaq people, and their unique traditional foods: gathered from the land and sea, minimally processed, maximally healthy, and delicious.